A conference in Bucharest this February will discuss the impact of working restrictions on Romanian citizens in the EU, following an investigation by Sorana Stanescu that won the top prize in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
The stories produced by the ten journalists who participated in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence are now available in the online publication, Communities – The New Ties Reshaping the Balkans.
Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme and its editor Neil Arun have been nominated for the European Press Prize 2012 in the Innovation Award category for the outstanding innovation of the year.
Eldin Hadzovic, an alumnus of BIRN's Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, was honoured by UNICEF for his outstanding contribution to journalism in Bosnia.
The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has gathered 35 alumni from nine countries of the region in the Macedonian capital Skopje.
Sorana Stanescu a journalist from Romania takes first place in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence for her story about the job restrictions that have left Romanian and Bulgarian construction workers unpaid and vulnerable to exploitation.
The 2012 fellowship has got underway with a seminar in Vienna, where the reporters worked with a team of editors to fine-tune their proposals.
In the course of this year’s Fellowship programme, starting with the introductory meeting on April 25 in Vienna, the ten selected journalists will examine the topic of Communities from different angles.
The participants in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been selected.
This year’s competition for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is closed as of today.
The recipients of this year’s fellowship are considering subjects as diverse as hooliganism, activism and migration in search for employment – all under the broader theme of “communities”.